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A tool to speed development of new solar cells

In the ongoing race to develop ever-better materials and configurations for solar cells, there are many variables that can be adjusted to try to improve performance, including material type, thickness, and geometric arrangement. Developing new solar...

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Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese Billionaire, Arrives at Space Station

Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the clothing retailer Zozo, will spend 12 days in orbit with a production assistant who will document his stay.
Topics: Space

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How did SpaceX revolutionize private spaceflight? My long-read Q&A with Eric Berger

By James Pethokoukis and Eric Berger Uberbillionaire Elon Musk is a divisive figure. He’s the richest man in the world, known as much for his Twitter antics as his leadership of Tesla motor company. But could his lasting legacy be...
Topics: SpaceX, Space, Twitter, Social Media, Tesla

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Particle Physics Turns to Quantum Computing for Solutions to Tomorrow's Big-Data Problems

Giant-scale physics experiments are increasingly reliant on big data and complex algorithms fed into powerful computers, and managing this multiplying mass of data presents its own unique challenges. To better prepare for this data deluge posed by...
Topics: Physics, Quantum, Algorithms

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ESO telescope images planet around most massive star pair to date

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) has captured an image of a planet orbiting b Centauri, a two-star system that can be seen with the naked eye. This is the hottest and most massive planet-hosting star system found...
Topics: Telescopes, Space

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2,700-year-old leather armor proves technology transfer happened in antiquity

Researchers at the University of Zurich have investigated a unique leather scale armor found in the tomb of a horse rider in Northwest China. Design and construction details of the armor indicate that it originated in the Neo-Assyrian Empire between...

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Galaxy S21 FE will be powered by Android 12 at launch

The Galaxy S21 FE will be unveiled soon. We are anticipating this new Fan Edition from the South Korean tech giant will launch silently in January, just a month ahead of the Galaxy S22 series. The device will be more affordable compared to the...
Topics: Space, Android

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Japanese F-35A Makes Emergency Landing During Routine Training Flight - Video

The Japan Air Self-Defence Force currently has 27 F-35 aircraft in its inventory, with Tokyo planning to acquire a total of 45 planes – 27 F-35As and 18 F-35Bs, by 2023, and as many as 120 more after that.
Topics: Science Videos

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Tiny, ancient meteorites suggest early Earth's atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide

Tiny meteorites that fell to Earth 2.7 billion years ago suggest that the atmosphere at that time was high in carbon dioxide, which agrees with current understanding of how our planet's atmospheric gases changed over time.
Topics: Meteorites, Carbon Dioxide, Space

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The "Firewalkers" of Karoo: Dinosaurs and Other Animals Left Tracks in a "Land of...

Several groups of reptiles persisted in Jurassic Africa even as volcanism ruined their habitat
Topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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Bio-based cellulose acetate plastic disintegrates in the ocean much faster than assumed

Cellulose diacetate (CDA), a bio-based plastic widely used in consumer goods, disintegrates, and degrades in the ocean far quicker than previously assumed, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

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UTEP Professor Named Fellow of International Society for Optics and Photonics

Raymond C. Rumpf, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, was promoted to Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), an educational nonprofit established to advance...

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The Office Is an Efficiency Trap

As office design evolved over the last century, one feature remained: the goal of filling your life with even more work.

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A noval lightsheet scattering microscopy for long-term visualization of cell-ECM interaction

AbstractVisualization cell interaction with the extracellular matrix (ECM) mesh works plays a central role in understanding cell behavior and the corresponding regulatory mechanisms by the environment in vivo. However, long term visualization of 3D m

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Transforming materials with light

Researchers have figured out a way to use lasers to alter materials without the creation of damaging heat.
Topics: Laser

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These Bird-Like Robotic Legs Can Perch And Grasp Things With Its Feet

Inspired by the legs and feet of a peregrine falcon, engineers at Stanford University’s Cutkosky Lab have developed a set of SNAG (“stereotyped nature-inspired aerial grasper”) robotic legs that can perch on different sized...
Topics: Robots

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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Southwestern Coast of Japan, Seismologists Say

TOKYO (Sputnik) – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has been registered near the southwestern coast of Japan, the Japanese Meteorological Agency reported on Thursday.
Topics: Earthquakes

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Marivi Fernandez-Serra: Then and Now

Marivi Fernandez-Serra is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University.
Topics: Physics, Space

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A day in the life of an X-ray laser coach

SLAC scientist Siqi Li works on new methods to allow researchers using LCLS, our X-ray laser, to observe the motion of electrons or do high-resolution imaging. When she's not working to create more efficient and advanced X-ray lasers, Li likes to...
Topics: Laser, Electrons

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Smaller Detection Device Effective for Nuclear Treaty Verification, Archaeology Digs

Most nuclear data measurements are performed at accelerators large enough to occupy a geologic formation a kilometer wide. But a portable device that can reveal the composition of materials quickly on-site would greatly benefit cases such as in...
Topics: Archaeology

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